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“Omnia vincit amor…” —Virgil

She sat at the desk on the other side of the room tapping the eraser end of a pencil on the desk and ostensibly burning holes into the back of his head with her glare. 1,837 more words

Short Stories

beauty and a beast

The desert and its critters have continued to respond to all the monsoon rains that have fallen so far.  On a  recent walk up Ventana Canyon I met another black-tailed rattlesnake on the trail and a colorful butterfly.   25 more words


Neighbors Look Out For Wildlife on Trail

WATSON TOWNSHIP — A bulldozer carried dirt off the rail trail in the middle of the woods in Watson Township near Jersey Shore.

The Department of Conservation and Natural Resources said a portion of the trail will stay blocked off while Williams Pipeline employees work to repair a natural gas pipeline that passes through the trail. 283 more words


"Snakes on a Plane II: Snakes at the Sieg"

First it was Snakes on a Plane now the slithery reptiles are taking over the Sieg in Lamar, Pennsylvania. An e-mail sent out by Lock Haven University’s Facilities Planning and Scheduling Coordinator, Marchal Rote, stated that a faculty member of the university had observed both copperhead snakes and rattlesnakes around certain areas of the Sieg, a location used by the university for team building exercises amongst its faculty, staff, and sometimes students. 120 more words

Lock Haven University

Kingsnakes versus Rattlesnakes

Kingsnakes eat rattlesnakes, hence their name. Apparently kingsnakes are either immune to or tolerant of rattlesnake venom. Kingsnakes also eat other snakes, lizards, amphibians, birds and bird eggs, and rodents. 786 more words

Natural History

Snake Skeletons......

This post comes under the “all sorts of stuff” category, meaning it’s not beer or scotch or music related. For some odd reason today I was wondering what snake skeletons look like – here’s the answer: 167 more words

General Stuff

Gopher Snakes

Gopher snakes are large, heavy-bodied snakes that often pretend to be rattlesnakes. They are commonly four to five feet long but can get to over nine feet long. 480 more words

Natural History